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Dryer keeps running

I have a maytag neptune dryer. It dries clothes OK, but does not shut off. The dial just keeps going around!!! Once the door is open, the dryer does stay shutoff. Thanks, Dale

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Your timer needs to be replaced. This is not a hard job, provided you can find the parts.

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